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OCR Cambridge National in ICT (Level 1/2) R 001 Understanding computer systems
Computers and Us Computers are now part of everyday life. The majority of UK households now at least computer. This unitown will test yourone knowledge and understanding of computers in today’s world. In the last few years laptops, tablets, smartphones, games consoles and handheld gadgets have become commonplace in our society.
The First Computers The first computers were giant machines that did little more than basic calculations. The computer this so People said that in it took image was much power to itthey that the They werecalled souse big. ENIAC andfilled weighed at over 27 lights in the cityindimmed when entire rooms! tonnes. it was turned on.
Computers in the 1980 s and 1990 s Children all over the UK were The first programming games consoles During the 1980 s andin enjoying also (a appeared during this 1990 s computers became BASIC computer language) from companies like more popular. andtime playing simple games like and Nintendo. Space. Sega Invaders and Pacman.
Computers at Home It is now very easy to set up your own website, edit photos, make a movie, create presentations and use the internet for research, entertainment and shopping. These days many people have computers in their home and use them for things like running a small business, keeping in touch with relatives and friends and playing games.
Computers for Learning Most schools and universities use the internet for E-Learning One area through that uses has computers become toateach ispeople the use in of the learning the use ofpopular Virtual Learning comfort computers of their forown learning. homes. Environment (VLE), email, blogs and for doing research for homework, projects and revision exercises.
Smartphones You can When you also areread out of important the office you These devices are not onlykeep can read documents and that send allow email, you to keep functional butthe theworkplace large your in touch appointments with and number use whilst GPSof apps available make them very to visit out and your about. clients. useful for business.
Getting Connected Businesses Local and wide and area organisations networks connect (LAN and their WAN) computers allows together employees to enable of even the sharing the largest of printers, business files to and staytheir connected even internet if theyconnectivity. are in different countries.
Cloud Services Using Microsoft Web apps and Google is possible Cloud services have become popular. Docs in theit last few to create, and edit documents with allowing others allowing years with share i. Cloud, Skydrive and Dropbox people for collaborative workfiles to take place. to backup their important to the internet.
Being Safe and Secure You need to know how to Along with technology stay safe andthis sound as well comes the hacker, the virus, as the legal framework malware, topop-ups, adverts designed keep you and phishing. your data safe.
Staying Legal There laws that how prevent companies from misusing You willare learn about these laws apply to businesses your personal data, stop hackers and practises. ensure anything and their day-to-day working that is legally yours is protected from abuse and theft.
You will learn… The different How different software to be anways stay legal How to keep yourand data people computers makes life informed useuser easier helpofusfor at safe. and secure. safe computers. work. people. new technology.
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